Hanoi weather Vietnam - what to expect?

Hanoi weather Vietnam - what to expect?

Get to know Hanoi weather Vietnam before visiting. Let Gonexp.com give you a few reminders about the weather year-round.

Hanoi weather overview

Hanoi is dictated by two seasons, the dry season from November to April and the wet season from May to October.From June to August,the weather is typically the hottest and wettest. Besides, this place also under the temperature zone, so we have some transition months, which divided into four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. 

When is the most ideal time to visit Hanoi?

Hanoi weather in its best is from September to November or from March to April, when the weather is mild. Temperatures during these months range from 18°C to 30°C and the days stay relatively dry. From November to March, there is not much rain but it can get quite cold in the evening so prepare a warm jacket just in case if visiting during this time. Most homes in Hanoi do not have heating so be sure to prepare extra blankets on hand for a comfortable sleep. Below are some the ideal destinations, places and activities recommended during each time of the year.


Hanoi during Tet holiday

Hanoi weather in Spring:

This is one of the nicest time in Hanoi. Hanoi weather in spring can make you feel the fresh air and the light breeze and there are scenes of blossoms and green everywhere. Spring is also in time for Tet holiday- the most significant and longest Vietnamese festival of the year.



  • Visiting temple and pagoda in Hanoi

During Tet, Vietnamese people tend to visit temple and pagoda to pay tribute to the the ancestor and wish for fortune and good luck. You can go to these places to witness and enjoy the Tet holiday atmosphere. As these places are mainly located in nearby area of all other tourist attraction destination. There are some old, sacred and well known places such as: Tran Vu Temple, Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda,...


  • A trip from Hanoi to Sapa

Not far from Hanoi, Sapa is another famous attraction for its mountainous geography, beautiful scenery and its diversity of minor ethnic culture. Especially, between March to May,this place fills with golden rice paddle sights just before harvest. So while in Hanoi, you can pay a little time to visit this marvelous land.

Hanoi weather in Summer:

Hanoi weather in this time of year can be quite hot and humid. Also, heavy rain is expected as is one feature of Hanoi’s summer, so remember to bring a raincoat or an umbrella with you while exploring Hanoi in the afternoon or evening. Moreover, it's necessary to bring light clothes and or perhaps, prepare some water and mini fan, ready to sweat under the sun during the day. 


  • Museum, mausoleum  

It suggested to visit all of Vietnam indoor museum, mausoleum and theatre  With a long and prolific history of Vietnam included more than 1000 year of state of Hanoi, there are many places to learn and witness some of the evidence throughout history. There are: Vietnam Military Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Vietnam Ethnic Museum, Thang Long water puppet theatre,...

Hanoi weather in Autumn 

Hanoi weather Vietnam in Autumn is considered the best time of the year, as told in many songs and novels. Though, this season is quite shot, from the middle of September to the end of November. Despite that, with a dry atmosphere, cool breeze yet with warm sunlight, Hanoi is never as beautiful before. The leaves are changing color, filled the street with a bright yellow color, and just in time for some seasonal local specialties, this is the place to be.

  • A ride along the West Lake


There is nothing like being outdoors at this time. Especially, with a morning or late afternoon ride along the West Lake, you can feel refreshing as it can be, catch a glimpse of Hanoi, as this is one of the largest lakes here and surrounded almost all of  this city.

Hanoi weather in Winter

From December and may last until late February next year, it’s winter time in Hanoi, filled with low temperature, high humidity and cold breeze. Take note to bring some serious warm clothes, just in case, you don’t want to catch a cold in a tropical country! But, of course,, Hanoi is known for many delicious cuisines and street food can warm you up.. 

  • Old Quarter and Guom Lake


There is no place like the Old Quarter that can make you feel so warm and enjoy the hospitality of the Vietnamese people. With a long history, the Old Quarter has it own unique, antique feelings... And probably, best known for its many sophisticated street food and cuisines that can be easily found. You should take some time to explore this old yet exciting piece of Hanoi.

A few advice while travelling in Hanoi weather

  • Remember to check the weather before traveling to Hanoi and daily weather for detail while visiting.
  • Pack clothes and carry suitable ones for the weather.
  • Prepare necessary medicine while travelling to a tropical country.
  • Enjoy your time while visiting Hanoi.